Congressional Visits Days

Interested in sharing the value of your science with federal or local decision makers? Read more about our Geosciences Congressional Visits Days (Geo-CVD) – a two day event where you travel to Washington D.C. to talk about the importance of your research. Want to get more involved at the state and/or local level? Use our resources as a guide while you prepare to visit congressional representatives at home for Geoscience Congressional District Visits Days (Geo-DVD).

Please contact govt@americangeosciences.org for more information about Geo-CVD or Geo-DVD.

Geosciences Congressional Visits Days

Date: TBD

GEO-CVD 2016 participants meeting with Senator Cory Gardner from Colorado. (from left) Senator Cory Gardner(R-Colo.); Sparkle Malone of the U.S. Forest Service; Dave Ellerbroek of AECOM; Kendra Johnson and Rob Anthony (Image credit: AGI)

The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), in collaboration with many other geoscience societies, invites geoscientists to come to Washington D.C. for the annual Geosciences Congressional Visits Days (Geo-CVD). Decision makers need to hear from geoscientists. Join us and many of your colleagues for this two-day event uniting geoscience researchers, professionals, students, educators, engineers, and executives in Washington D.C. to raise visibility and support for the geosciences!

A constructive visit from citizen geoscientists about the importance and value of geoscience, and geoscience-related engineering, research and education is the most effective way to inform and impact federal science policy.

Learn more and get involved!

District Visits Days

Date: TBD & ongoing

The Washington State Capitol Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington.

Meet with your congressional representatives when they are at home in their districts this Fall during Geoscience Congressional District Visits Days (Geo-DVD) or at anytime throughout the year. Let them know why geoscience is important on a local, national, and global scale!

Serve as a resource to Congress, show the relevance of geoscience to your district, and convey the science behind key societal issues to lawmakers. From unlocking the energy mix and understanding natural hazards to ensuring clean water supplies and recognizing climate patterns, Geo-DVD will highlight the importance of geoscience research and geoscience-based industries to critical policy issues and the economy.

Arrange a meeting yourself, or let the geoscience societies help you schedule meetings with your congressional representatives.

Learn more and get involved!